Meet Dr. and Mrs. Jimmy DeYoung
After graduating from Tennessee Temple University in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Jimmy joined Jack Wyrtzen and Harry Bollback at Word of Life Fellowship in Schroon Lake, New York. He spent the next twelve years with Word of Life in many capacities including as staff evangelist, host of Word of Life Inn, and the producer for radio programs that were heard worldwide.
For the next 5 years Jimmy was the Vice-President and General Manager of New York City’s first Christian radio station, WNYM. During his time at the station, Jimmy was the producer and host of a daily talk program in the #1 media market in America.
Jimmy and Judy lived in Jerusalem for 12 years where he held full credentials as a journalist in the second most populated journalistic city in the world.
Arriving just 3 days prior to the Gulf War in 1991, they weathered 39 Scud attacks. Jimmy gave reports nationwide on several networks during this time.
Dr. DeYoung has his finger on the pulse of what is considered the media “hot spot” of our time, the Middle East. On his travels in the US and around the world, Jimmy brings the latest news from the Middle East with a unique blend of political, biblical, and prophetic insight that can not be found in the media today.
Upon arriving in Israel, moved by the plight of the Israeli people and the Spirit of God, Dr. DeYoung founded the Assembly at Jerusalem, a bible preaching church that meets in the holy city. Today, Jimmy travels the world proclaiming the good news of Christ’s gift of eternal life and soon return for His Church, using radio, television, books, and the internet, as well as by preaching and teaching in churches and conferences across the globe.
Jimmy has interviewed many international leaders including Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, former Foreign Minister Shimon Peres, former Jerusalem Mayor Ehud Olmert, former Defense Minister Moshe Arens, Jordan’s Foreign Minister Marwan Muasher, and the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat.
Jimmy worked with the Day of Discovery television program for many years, which was produced in the Middle East. He is also heard daily and weekly on radio and internet, with the latest reports from the Middle East on several networks consisting of over 800 stations.
Jimmy is a noted conference speaker in the United States, Europe, and South America. He has authored the best selling book, “Sound The Trumpets”, produced a number of audio and video materials, including his best seller, “Ready To Rebuild”, a documentary on the building of the Third Temple. Jimmy continues to monitor current events as they unfold in the Middle East and compares these current events to the prophetic truth of God’s Word.
Jimmy had the privilege of receiving his first doctorate from Tennessee Temple University in May of 1996. He also received a PhD from Louisiana Baptist University in May of 2000.